Website Florida East Coast Railway

Welder Helper Job Highlights

Title Welder Helper
Type Full Time
Experience 1-3 Months
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Company Florida East Coast Railway

Company Profile

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) operates 351 miles of mainline track along the east coast of Florida. With interchanges of Class I carriers, NS and CSXT the reach of the FEC is expanded throughout all of North America. FEC moves major carload commodities of aggregate, automobiles, lumber, farm products, food and kindred, machinery, pulp and paper, petroleum products, and stone, clay, and glass.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Welder Helper who will assist the welder in all aspects of track maintenance welding work; specifically assists in alignment and setup of rail for bond welding as well as finish grinding; assists in setup for frog, switch point, and rail end welding, by performing the following duties.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 1 to 3 months of related experience or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Cleans work area, machines, tools, and equipment
  • Grinds or chips rough edges, surplus weld, or scale
  • Hammers wedges and drift pins, and turns turnbuckles
  • Holds, positions, and reads tape or rods to assist in layout
  • Places and moves wedges, braces, and jigs to hold rail and parts
  • Positions and turns clamps, and bolts together butt straps or parts
  • Pulls pry bars to align parts
  • Transports and furnishes welder with materials, tools, and supplies
  • Uses torch to cut and shape metal, as directed
  • Performs other routine duties


Language Skills-

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills-

  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability-

  • Ability to apply common sense, and understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Must have Class B commercial driver’s license, motor car permit, FRA 213.7 A & B certification, and Roadway Worker Safety certification.
  • Upon employment, the new hire must successfully complete and pass all FEC Rules Classes: Safety, Operating, and Roadway Worker.
  • Must complete all requirements to obtain FRA A & B certifications and pass the test within 60 days.

Work Environment

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme heat.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • Frequently is required to sit.
  • Must regularly lift or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Employer’s Statement

Florida East Coast Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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